Day trip

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
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From US$ 41.59 per person

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Experience the Giants Causeway, UNESCO World Heritage Site and Northern Ireland's on this day tour from Belfast. Admire the famous Dark Hedges and Dunluce Castle.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience UNESCO Giant's Causeway
  • Learn the history of the Dunluce Castle ruins (House of Greyjoy)
  • Walk under the atmospheric Dark Hedges (Kings Road)
  • Drive the spectacular Casueway Coastal route
  • Take incredible photos overlooking Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Full description

On this full-day excursion to the Giant’s Causeway you’ll leave Belfast in the morning with your Irish guide and fellow travel partners for a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the northern coast of Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Dark Hedges (photos) Stop for photos and fresh air at one of the most amazing natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted centuries ago by the Stuart family to make an impression upon guests visiting their estate.

Many guests will recognize Dark Hedges as the King's Road from HBO's Game of Thrones. Carrick-a-Rede (photos) Enjoy amazing views overlooking the rope bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a chasm of 23m-deep and 20m-wide, to harvest salmon from their nets. Enjoy views of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and Rathlin Island. Unesco Giants Causeway The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago.

This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the causeway was built by the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool. You’re guaranteed 2 hours at the Giant's Causeway on this tour before returning to Belfast. The entrance fee for the visitor center is not included as the Unesco World Heritage Site is actually completely free of charge to the public.

Based on years of guest feedback guests prefer to have the best possible value price for the overall tour and then can make individual decisions locally as to whether they wish to access the adjacent visitor center for a fee at the door. Dunluce Castle (The House of Greyjoy) Make a photo stop at the incredible ruins of Dunluce Castle (entry not included), home to the McQuillan family who built the fortress around 500 years ago. Game of Thrones fans will immediately recognize the House of Greyjoy. One of the most spectacular castle ruins anywhere in the world, Dunluce Castle is located on top of cliffs that collapse into the North Atlantic below.

The Castle’s dramatic history of violence, intrigue and rebellion is matched by the scandal and betrayal committed by the Greyjoys in Game of Thrones. Enjoy paid admission and approx 60 minutes to explore these most romantic ruins, grounds, and surrounds. Arrive Belfast The tour ends in Belfast in the late afternoon, which allows plenty of time for refreshments, rest, evening dinner, and entertainment options.

Includes
  • Dunluce Castle entry ticket
  • WiFi and USB ports
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at Europa Hotel.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The local government that administers the rope bridge has decided not to accept groups from May 2022 due to capacity issues. Instead, you'll stop for some amazing photos and and enjoy extra time elsewhere.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 298 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Paul is very kind and great driver. The highlight of this tour is the Giant Causeway, we were given 1 hour 15 minutes to be there. It was good enough considering this is just a short tour. Other stop are very brief, just for photo, like the Dunluce Castle, and Carrick e Rede can barely be seen from the viewpoint. But the coastal view along the road are just breathtaking. Dark Hedges was okay. For a short trip (started at 9.45am and ended 4.45pm) i would say this is great enough.

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September 11, 2022

Nice excursion (2 adults and 2 children). The time spent on each site is sufficient. Comfortable bus. Only downside the visit of Dunluce Castle did not take place while included in the excursion. We immediately contacted Get your ride, who apologized and gave us a partial refund as compensation. Very good after-sales service.

August 28, 2022

We enjoyed the day. The guide Audrey was knowledgeable and friendly. This is one of the shorter trips which does mean there is quite a short time at each stop. We took our own food and drink and found opportunities to buy food limited and busy. Nice Coffee shop & toilets at Dark Woods.

July 20, 2022

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